The handsome Vikram Rathi of hit television serial, Diya aur Bati hum, Gautam Gulati is all set to star in a film. After a lot of speculation as to who will star in major roles in the Md. Azharuddin biopic, Azhar, the director Tony DíSouza has given out very important and interesting news. The news is that it will be Gautam Gulati who will be playing the role of Ravi Shastri.

Cricketer and commentator Ravi Shastri is one of the close friends of Md Azharuddin and had been his support too when Azhar was going through the match fixing scandal. There was plenty of wild guesses going around as to who will play major roles in the film. Azharuddinís role is played by Emraan Hashmi and actresses Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri will play the roles of Azharís first wife, Naureen, and Sangeeta Bijlani respectively.

With the latest news, that Gautam Gulati will be hitting the big screens too, it is sure that his fans would be very happy. The actor is known for his roles in major mega serials like Kasamh se, and Pyar kii ye ek kahaani, and of course Diya aur Bati hum, and made news when he also participated in Bigg Boss.

This wonít be the debut film for Gautam who has also been seen in a critically acclaimed short film, Darpok that has been directed by Rakesh Mehta. The film has won rave reviews at the 67Th Cannes Film Festival circuit.

He has also acted as Devdutta in the film Siddhartha - The Buddha. A lot of expectation is surely running high on him and his fans are surely eager to watch him make his big appearance in the film Azhar where his role is a pivotal one.